Many people including myself, come to the bible to learn its truths and principles. For years I sought the principles and truths but not the God Himself. I wanted to understand the word of God but not the God of the word. I came to let you know that the true riches of the bible are found in beholding and knowing the Lord Jesus Christ. Jn. 5:39 – 40 (Ye search the scriptures for in them you think you have eternal life, but they only testify of me. But you will not come to me so that you can have life)
I was in church, yes, Sunday after Sunday, I sang the hymns, but the true revelation of what it meant to know God or to worship Him was never understood until I cried out to God that I wanted to know Him.
I was saved because I saw someone worship God. That ministered to me and I said to Him, “Lord I want to know you just like this lady knows you. I realize that she knows you in a way that I don’t. I believe to this day that I spoke those words to the Lord in the secret place, in private, in His presence! For our lesson, let’s look at a familiar scripture, Psalm 91:1 King James version says “He that dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty” while the Amplified version explains that “He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty” (whose power no foe can withstand) lets take a look at some DEFINITIONs, The secret place may connotes
- A hidden place
- A private place
- A covered place
- A place not exposed
- The presence
There is a difference between “dwelling and abiding”, and between a “place” and the “Shadow”.
Dwell – to live, lodge, stay, inhabit, settle
Abide – stand, bear, stomach, take, tolerate, accept
- Dwelling in the secret place leads to abiding
- Dwelling in the secret place positions us to discover the key to true Kingdom fruitfulness
To dwell in the secret place and abide under the shadow requires more than just a once in a blue moon visitation arrangement with God. You must learn to dwell and abide in order to begin knowing the secrets of the secret place.
We shall return next week and dive deeper into this subject, until then share this material/lessons with someone.
God Bless You